Sep 3, 2010 10:00pm EDT
's jennifer davis is on the cape tonight. >> reporter: even as earl continues to lose its strength, massachusetts governor says his state is preparing for a very serious storm. >> we've had them before and we'll have them again. >> reporter: after whipping the north carolina coastline with heavy wind and rain earl may be weakening at a quicker pace than expected. warnings are in effect around cape cod as well as a popular summer vacation island spot of martha's vineyard and nantucket. >> we'll go out to a shelter that's been set up at the high school and assist them with snacks and drinks until we know exactly what's going to happen with the storm. >> reporter: the national hurricane center says most of earl's strong winds are expected to stay off cape cod. that's good news for those in the area. >> it can't be a big deal when i see all these other people out here. >> i mean if things happen, there's plenty of places. so i think we'll be okay. >> reporter: despite the impending storm shops and restaurants were pretty busy with tourists. >> we're staying. >> reporter: any concerns?
Sep 3, 2010 5:00pm EDT
for the big storm. jennifer davis is live in cape cod, massachusetts, tonight. it looks a little windy. what's it like where you are? >> reporter: hi, there. you know, it's quite lovely, i have to say, right now. there is a breeze, not too strong. it's not raining yet. but we do believe earl is on his way. there is a lot of big questions here. those hurricane-force winds did not actually come on land in outer banks. are they going to do it here? that's the big question. it's unclear. this storm could skirt the coast and go past us or a small deviation could bring it on land. they're telling folks be careful and alert. if it comes up this way it could be a category 1. hard to tell at this point. >> what about evacuation at this point? is that, you know, something they're considering, have any but ordered already? >> reporter: no. not really. there is a quaint, beautiful town about 10 miles down the road called chatham. we spent time there today. a lot of tourists here wandering through the shops and cafes. there is a hardware store in the town. folks with stocking up on supplies. they've near